Travis Dempsey served as superintendent of the Cloudcroft Municipal Schools in the past and currently is on his third year as superintendent at GISD. His colleagues, according to the district, cited his leadership as President of the New Mexico School Superintendents Association, his leadership in continuing the excellence in student learning in GISD and his unwavering support of New Mexico students in general as attributes that led to his nomination.
Past AASA New Mexico Superintendent of the Year Winners:
2020 New Mexico Superintendent of the Year: Jamie Widner
2019 New Mexico Superintendent of the Year: Ricky Williams
About the Superintendent of the Year:
As a sponsor of the superintendent of the Year program, First Student wants to recognize these leaders in a special way this year, because of the Covid-19 pandemic and the disruption that has affected all education systems but also the innovative approaches that the superintendents and school districts addressed through radio, television, zoom and take-home packages. These superintendents are the very best in public education and are needed more than ever during this crisis.
About the Award:
The superintendent of the Year program, sponsored by First Student and AASA, The School superintendents Association, pays tribute to the talent and vision of the men and women who lead the nation’s public schools.
State level winners are selected on the following criteria:
- Leadership for Learning
- Community Involvement